Release 0.8.1 comes early

We are releasing version 0.8.1 earlier than expected today. As many of you know, the Mac App Store went live at the end of last week and the Alfred core (0.8) was a very popular download. However, we were approached by Apple this evening, who asked us to re-submit a new build as the current one was in breach of their terms and conditions.

As a result, we are releasing 0.8.1, both in the App Store and out of it, earlier than originally anticipated. While the new features and fixes have been thoroughly tested by our pre-release users, there is a small number of Powerpack users who may be affected by a migration issue where their preferences disappear. Fear not, they’re still accessible, safely backed up, and you can find more details here.

Naturally, 0.8.1 doesn’t have all of the features originally intended for this release so you can look forward to 0.8.2, which will include import/export of colour themes and more.

We want to end this hurried post by thanking all of our Twitter users who, over the past few hours, have helped us test the latest release. We couldn’t do it without you guys!

12 thoughts on “Release 0.8.1 comes early

    • First rule about fight club is you don’t talk about fight club.

      In short Apple don’t like people talking about things like this, but looking at the changelog is has something to do with where the app settings were getting stored.

    • The twitter feed (@alfredapp) seems to confirm what I predicted when I saw Alfred on the App Store on Thursday: you can’t offer to sell upgrades like the Power Pack. That would constitute a demo which is forbidden. I was actually surprised to see it got approved and still included the Power Pack.

      The proper method is to offer a “light” and “pro” version. That is still common on the iOS App Store, but less so now that free iOS apps can sell in-app purchases. There is nothing like that on the Mac App Store.

  1. I think the breach has something to do with the fact that the PowerPack edition isn’t in the Mac App Store and so any mention of the ‘paid version’ as it is known cannot appear in the free version which is in the Mac App Store. This is what I have gathered from Alfred App’s tweets, follow them at :)

  2. I wonder if they are planning to offer the Powerpack as an in-app purchase in the Mac App Store. If they did offer this, I’d definitely buy it.

  3. Nice additions. The vague search addition is making it find the right files better for me.

  4. Tried it in the App Store, and immediately bought the powerpack and installed via the website. Great app.

    Feature request: The ability to dial numbers using google voice from Alfred. That would be amazing.

  5. i love alfred app, it replaced spotlight months ago!

    i hope apple don’t buy alfredapp and use the technology in a newer spotlight!!!!

  6. OBSESSED with Alfred. I have told 12910 people about it. I want to stalk people in the coffee shop and make them use it immediately

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